DAD INFLUENCERS COVER

FIRST ANNUAL

TOP 25 DAD INFLUENCERS OF 2021

This Father’s Day, we launched our Annual Top 25 Dad Influencers list with Jason Hall, one of our Lead Journalists here at Dear Fathers. With so many amazing black fathers leaving their mark on the world, we wanted to cultivate a list to showcase 25 amazing dads doing amazing things in their perspective communities/fields.

WHY WE CREATED THE LIST

The word Influencer has become synonymous with Social Media. It actually has its own definition in terms of marketing- Influencer Marketing. An influencer is defined as someone who has: the power to affect the purchasing decisions of others because of his or her authority, knowledge, position, or relationship with his or her audience; a following in a distinct niche, with whom he or she actively engages. And while most people get hung up on the “power to affect purchasing decisions” piece, we think it’s much deeper than that.

For years, there has been a negative stigma surrounding black fatherhood. It’s often portrayed that black men are dead beat dads or they don’t play an active role in their children’s lives. From that has grown a community of Black Dad Influencers. Black Men who are trying to break those generational curses, who are trying to change the narrative, and who are showing the world that we are just as involved, loving, and present as any other race.

Click here to see the full list and breakdown of the Top 25